By Bob Goemans
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Amblyeleotris fontanesii

(Bleeker, 1852)

Giant Prawn Goby

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Sumatra to Moluccas, north to the Philippines and Palau in Micronesia.

Size: 10 inches (25 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits silty sandy areas in inshore lagoons and usually found at depths between 15 –100 feet (5 – 30 m) where it feeds on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.

General Husbandry: Not normally collected for the trade.


    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Gobioidei

    Family: Gobiidae

    Genus: Amblyeleotris

FYI: Shown here for identification only, yet should it become available, care is similar to others in this genus.

 Amblyeleotris fontanesii (Giant Prawn Goby)
Photo © John Randall
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